Vol.13 n°10 october 1988

Vol.13 n°10 october 1988

p.2 Contents

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Toshiba 3-in-One P321SLC, a color dot-matrix printer.

Illustrator 88, PostScript drawing gets better

AppleCD SC, a new CD-ROM drive

Super PC-Kwik and Poly Boost II, two great caching programs

Tickler/2, a powerful personal scheduler

Zortech Comm Toolkit, some eye-opening programs

EXPERT ADVICE

p.101 Computing at Chaos Manor: Stick Shift or Automatic?

Jerry takes a look at Windows and Sprint.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.119 Applications Plus: Sprint with Caution

Ezra tests Borland's new word processor.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.129 Down to Business: Be Secure, Not Sorry

Your computers and data need protection from accidents and malice.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.133 Macinations: MS-DOS, MiniFans, Math, and Mice

These tools make the Mac a multifaceted machine.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.139 (p.137) OS/2 Notebook: The Good News and the Bad News

There's a price to pay for all OS/2's features.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.143 COM1: Back to the Future Again

Prodigy may be the breakthrough computer conferencing system.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.151 Borland Beefs Up Its Languages

Turbo C and Turbo Pascal get upgrades, but the big news is an assembler and a debugger.

[author : Rick Grehan and Tom Thompson]

p.157 Presentation Manager and LAN Manager

A graphical interface and network support carry OS/2 well beyond the traditional DOS environment.

[author : Steve Apiki and Stanford Diehl]

REVIEWS

p.164 Product Focus: 80386s for the Masses

Twenty 80386-based clones offering a revolutionary feature-affordability.

[author : Steve Apiki and Stanford Diehl]

p.179 Bucking the System

Dell's System 310 provides optimized performance at a minimized price.

[author : John Unger]

p.185 The Odd Couple

The Amstrad PPC640 and the Epson Equity LT have little in common beyond portability.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.194 Bringing the Outside World into a Macintosh

A look at five low-end scanners that bring text and graphics to the Mac.

[author : Laurence H. Loeb]

p.201 Smalltalk à la C

C_Talk provides powerful object extensions to C in a Smalltalk-like environment.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.209 Turbo Prolog Revisited

Version 2.0 is a cut above the original version with enhanced database and graphics features.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.215 D the Data Language

An alternative to dBASE for developing custom applications.

[author : Pam Oppenheim]

p.223 Suit Yourself with Sprint

A high-end word processor that you can customize.

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.230 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.234 Introduction: Hypertext

p.237 A Grand Vision

After 43 years, hypertext applications are coming out of research labs and into the market.

[author : Janet Fiderio]

p.247 From Text to Hypertext

Convert on-line printed documents into hierarchically structured hypertext.

[author : Mark Frisse]

p.255 The Right Tool for the Job

Hypertext offers an ideal model for the systems design process.

[author : Michael L. Begeman and Jeff Conklin]

p.268 Hyper Activity Hypertext products, services, and information.

FEATURES

p.270 PC Power, Part 1: Power Protection

Just what do those power protection devices do, and how well do they do it?

[author : Mark Waller]

HANDS ON

p.283 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: A Supercomputer, Part 1

Steve discusses the basics of multiprocessing.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.293 Some Assembly Required: Floating-Point without a Coprocessor, Part 2

Getting numbers to and from a binary floating-point mathematics package.

[author : Rick Grehan]

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: The Russians Are Coming

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.50 Book Reviews

p.339 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.342 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 344

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 232

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 312